Welcome to Wiltshire
Homes4Wiltshire is a Choice Based Lettings scheme for people seeking accommodation because their present homes are unsuitable. Choice Based Lettings (CBL) schemes like Homes4Wiltshire operate by means of ‘bids’ or expressions of interest in advertised homes from people in housing need. Homes4Wiltshire is a partnership between Wiltshire Council and about 30 landlords providing affordable homes in the area.
At present, housing needs assessments are taking about 8 weeks and we have a week's backlog of emails. We are assessing applicants' housing need for admission to the Housing Register as quickly as practicable. Please could customes refrain from chasing - the council is receiving much greater volumes of calls and emails than prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Once you have created an account and completed an online housing application, please refer to the How to Apply page for details of supporting information and documents. Scans and photos may be sent to email@example.com or mail photocopies marked with your log in reference to Homes4Wiltshire, Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
We appreciate that some people are seeking accommodation urgently. If your need is urgent, please call on 0300 456 0104 or, if you are homeless, please see here.
Demand for social rented housing significantly outstrips supply. We have approximately 3,000 households on the Homes4Wiltshire register and more than 2,000 new applications each year, with about 1750 properties being advertised each year. If you can potentially afford to buy a home, advice about low cost home ownership is available from Help to Buy South.
In light of the pandemic, 2020 is turning out to be a difficult year financially for many people. If you are struggling financially, there is help for working age people, help for state pension age people, help for self-employed people, help for the sick, help with housing costs for working age people, help with housing costs for pension age people and people in supported housing and help with the Council Tax. For more information about your entitlement to help, please see the Gov.uk benefits calculators. If you need help with managing money in these difficult times, please see our money management page.
If you are an EU, EEA or a Swiss national, you and your family may need to consider applying to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. For further information, and to apply, please click here.